Meat Puppets II

Meat Puppets II

by Meat Puppets


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2011
Label: Mvd (Generic)
UPC: 0760137525424
catalogNumber: 5254
Rank: 42913

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meat Puppets   Primary Artist
Derrick Bostrom   Drums
Cris Kirkwood   Bass,Vocals
Curt Kirkwood   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Meat Puppets   Drawing
Spot   Engineer
Derrick Bostrom   Composer,Liner Notes,Remixing,Cover Art
Cris Kirkwood   Composer,Cover Art
Curt Kirkwood   Composer,Cover Art
Steve Chadie   Engineer
Michael Azerrad   Liner Notes
Mike Hissong   Remixing
Tom Carson   Liner Notes
David Nichols   Remixing
Robert Hilburn   Liner Notes
Dennis Pelowski   Management
Jeff Weatherby   Engineer
Michael Gross   Video Producer,Video Director
Tony Allard   Video Producer,Video Director

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Meat Puppets II 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
poughkeepsiejohn More than 1 year ago
The Meat Puppets' first album in 1983 seemed like mindless thrash with rapid-fire, indecipherable lyrics and hardly any of the songs lasting more than two minutes. If The Ramones had taken too much LSD, they would've sounded like these guys. However, when Meat Puppets II was released a year later, it was a staggering improvement. The band's influences were now all over the place, from Crazy Horse-style rock ("Lake Of Fire") to shaky Byrds-like jangly pop ("Lost") to even a little hardcore punk ("Split Myself In Two'). It turned out to be one of the most surprising and hilarious albums made in the 1980's. One reason for that was that Curt Kirkwood was becoming a protean guitarist with psychedelic inclinations; his instrumentals like "Magic Toy Missing" and "Aurora Borealis" made him something of an underground guitar hero. You also listen to his quivering vocals and you can hear echoes of Kurt Cobain, who would become a big booster for this band. Another reason was that the band was becoming more fluid thanks to bassist Cris Kirkwood and drummer Derrick Rostrum, going from pseudo-country one minute to garage-style punk the next. Originally released on the influential SST indie label, "Meat Puppets II" got an even better re-release on Rykodisc, featuring a few exceptional outtakes, such as their first indie single, "Teenage" and a cover of The Rolling Stones' "What To Do". Over the years, The Meat Puppets gained something of a notoriety because of their drug use, which eventually dissolved the band. But the band did stay around long enough to be a part of the grunge rock movement it influenced; uberfan Kurt Cobain invited the Kirkwoods on the now-legednary "MTV Unplugged" Nirvana concert to do "Oh, No" , "Plateau" and "Lake Of Fire", which are taken from this album. The Meat Puppets recently got back together again (minus Derrick Rostrum). Yet, this album remains an exciting touchstone of what was to come.. Then again, any album with a song called "Split Myself In Two" is worth checking out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
raw, great, real...NIRVANA
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meat Puppets II is an incredible album from beginning to end. Some of the most mindblowing lyrics ever written are found on this cd. Pick it up as soon as possible.